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Kitty Fantastic in Manroe’s Art Adv
enture - Book Review

Word Count:
402

Summary:
There is no doubt that this is an e
xcellent book and could easily be o
ne of the best I have seen. The art
 is amazing - especially the backgr
ounds, which are full of colorful t
extures and blends. Another noticea
ble feature was the bright, almost
realistic eyes of Pamela’s characte
rs.


Keywords:
children, fiction, art, education


Article Body:
Kitty Fantastic in Manroe’s Art Adv
enture is a 40-page children’s book
 written by the accomplished and aw
ard-winning illustrator Pamela Key.
 Her intent in writing this book is
 clear in this passage from the boo
k:
"If a kid does any kind of art at l
east three hours a day, three days
a week, for a year he or she is fou
r times more likely to win an award
 for writing or be recognized for a
cademic achievement and three times
 more likely to be elected to class
 office or win an award for school
attendance."

There is no doubt that this is an e
xcellent book and could easily be o
ne of the best I have seen. The art
 is amazing - especially the backgr
ounds, which are full of colorful t
extures and blends. Another noticea
ble feature was the bright, almost
realistic eyes of Pamela’s characte
rs.

Monroe, a curious little boy filled
 with questions, has a conversation
 with his artistically inclined mot
her about the many various forms of
 art. Everything from writing, musi
c, pottery and painting are covered
 in their discussion. A lovable ego
maniac cat is Monroe’s best friend
and he appears on each scene with c
unning comments. Fun activity sheet
s (four in total) mentally stimulat
e children and help develop the abi
lity to focus on details.

The way the book is illustrated and
 written allows for plenty of dialo
gue between the reader and children
. They can seek out images together
 and discuss what is happening. Als
o every-other page has a small box
with extra historical facts. Such a
s: science-fiction author Jules Ver
ne writing about air and water trav
el 100 years before it was possible
; and the adventure of Dolly Madiso
n who risked her life to safe impor
tant national treasures.

Kitty Fantastic in Manroe’s Art is
a fun and stimulating book for lear
ning historical lessons and as an i
ntroduction to art – and as such, t
he book would be ideal for groups o
f children at schools, libraries an
d even daycare centers. Children ar
e not the only people that can be e
nlightened by this book - my husban
d and myself were both educated abo
ut "surrealism" and more. I was als
o particularly partial to the autho
r making sure it is understood that
 each person has their own art and
express thoughts and emotions throu
gh it in their own unique way.

I heartily recommend this book!

ISBN#: 0-9771971-1-5
Authored and Illustrated by: Pamela
Key
Publisher: A Better Be Write Publish
er

				
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posted:12/26/2010
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